Wednesday, June 6, 2012

SIH’s Think On These Things: The Woman With The Issue Of Blood

The next miracle in our series is Healing the woman with the issue of blood …This miracle is recorded for us in Matt 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48. 

A woman, who suffered from a progressive blood disease for 12 years, had spent all her money on physicians who were unsuccessful in treating her illness.  When Jesus had come into her town, after she had heard about His great works, she followed Him in the midst of the crowd and touched the edge of His clothing.  Her motive?   “For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole”.  It was this very simple act of faith that had great results…. “And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague”. 

Notice Christ’s response… “And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?   And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.”  The woman fearfully fell down at His feet and explained what she had done in front of all the people gathered there.  Jesus responded lovingly by saying “Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.”

In this miracle we come face to face with the results of reaching out to Christ by faith. Notice how many others in the throng touched Christ, but it was only this lady that had received healing of her infirmity.  What made the difference?  This lady had reached out to Christ by faith. 

The great need of fallen mankind is to reach out to Christ, by faith, and receive spiritual healing from the dreaded disease of sin. The Bible remains clear that we all must reach out and place our God-given faith in Christ in order to receive the forgiveness of our sins.  Have we ever come to Christ, in faith, reaching out to Him as our only hope of salvation?  Have we ever purposefully chosen to follow Him and place ourselves in submission to His will for our lives?  We are all called upon to make this choice.

Josh 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

 May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.

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